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December 09, 2012
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Russia Set to Launch Telecoms Satellite for Gazprom
Moscow (RIA Novosti) Dec 10, 2012
A Proton-M carrier rocket will lift off from the Baikonur space center in Kazakhstan on Saturday to orbit a Yamal class telecoms satellite for Gazprom Space Systems (GSS), a telecommunications arm of Russia's energy giant Gazprom. The Yamal-402 satellite, built by Thales Alenia Space, is equipped with 46 Ku-band transponders providing for the coverage zone over the most part of the territory of Russia, CIS, Europe, Middle East and Africa. "The lift off is scheduled for 05.13 p.m. Moscow time ... read more
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TECH SPACE

Speeding Space Junk Poses Risks for Spacecraft
The amount of space junk floating around the Earth grows every year, and increasingly can pose risks to spacecraft orbiting the planet. In the United States, NASA's Orbital Debris Program (ODP ... more
SPACE TRAVEL

What trends will take upper hand in space exploration?
Space exploration in the future is linked to the creation of habitable bases on the moon. This opinion was expressed by head of Russia's leading research institute of the country's space agency Genn ... more
TECH SPACE

Elbit Systems to Provide Space Camera for the Italian OPTSAT 3000 Observation Satellite
Elbit Systems reports that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Elbit Systems Electro-Optics Elop, was awarded a contract from Israel Aerospace Industries ("IAI") to provide a space camera for the Italian O ... more
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SPACEMART

TRT Turk Selects SES To Reach Audiences In Sub-Saharan Africa
SES has announced that Turkish public broadcaster, Turkiye Radyo ve Televizyon Kurumu (TRT), has selected SES to reach audiences in sub-Saharan Africa. TRT will use capacity on SES-5 located a ... more


SPACE TRAVEL

Scientists say NASA's budget inadequate for its goals
NASA suffers from a "mismatch" between its goals and the budget it has been given to achieve them, according to a panel that said the US space agency may need a complete overhaul. ... more
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SPACE MEDICINE

Six degrees of inclination
Stay in a tilted bed for weeks with your head at the lower end and your body starts to change as if it were ageing prematurely or living in space. Twelve volunteers in ESA's bedrest study are enduri ... more
GPS NEWS

Putin Urges CIS Countries to Join Glonass
Russian President Vladimir Putin called on the members of the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) to join Glonass, Russia's global positioning system. "This system has the capability to p ... more
Military Space News, Nuclear Weapons, Missile Defense
Japan mulls enhancing missile detecting capability

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Engineers and Technicians Install Protective Shell on NASA's Orion Spacecraft

Researchers find security flaws in backscatter X-ray scanners

GenDyn providing support services for Littoral Combat Ships

British police urge public to inform on 'aspiring terrorists'

GPS NEWS

Third Boeing GPS IIF Begins Operation After Early Handover to USAF
A third Boeing GPS IIF satellite has completed on-orbit checkout and is now part of the active 31-satellite GPS constellation, providing improved performance for both military and civilian users. ... more
LAUNCH PAD

SPACEX Awarded Two EELV Class Missions From The USAF
The United States Air Force Space and Missile Systems Center has awarded SpaceX two Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle (EELV)-class missions: DSCOVR (Deep Space Climate Observatory) and STP-2 (Space ... more
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Third Galileo satellite begins transmitting navigation signal
Europe's third Galileo satellite has transmitted its first test navigation signals back to Earth. The two Galileo satellites launched last October have reached their final orbital position and are i ... more
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Sea Launch Delivers the EUTELSAT 70B Spacecraft into Orbit
Sea Launch AG has successfully launched the EUTELSAT-70B satellite from the Equator on the ocean-based Launch Platform Odyssey, completing its 2nd mission for Eutelsat and marking the completion of ... more
TECH SPACE

SES And ESA To Collaborate On Electra To Develop First All-Electric Small/Medium Sized Satellite Platform In Europe
SES has announced its participation in the upcoming Artes-33 programme "ELECTRA" of the European Space Agency (ESA). Under the ELECTRA programme, SES and ESA will establish a public-private partners ... more
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Composition of Earth's mantle revisited

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Earth can sustain more terrestrial plant growth than previously thought

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VSAT NEWS

KVH Provides 60 percent More Capacity for EMEA Region of mini-VSAT Broadband Network
KVH Industries has just completed a major upgrade to the mini-VSAT Broadband network that will provide customers in Europe, the Middle East, and northern Africa (EMEA) with a 60% increase in satelli ... more
ROCKET SCIENCE

N. Korea completes installing rocket: report
North Korea has completed installing a long-range rocket on its launch pad, ahead of its planned launch this month in defiance of widespread international condemnation, a report said Wednesday. ... more
TECH SPACE

First-ever hyperspectral images of Earth's auroras
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TECH SPACE
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TECH SPACE
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General Dynamics Awarded Contract Under New U.S. Army Rapid-Acquisition Communications Program

Astrium to provide military X-band satcoms to six UK Royal Navy vessels


TECH SPACE
SPACEX Awarded Two EELV Class Missions From The USAF

Sea Launch Delivers the EUTELSAT 70B Spacecraft into Orbit

Russia Set to Launch Telecoms Satellite for Gazprom


TECH SPACE
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Third Galileo satellite begins transmitting navigation signal

Putin Urges CIS Countries to Join Glonass

SPACE TRAVEL

Civil Space 2013 Symposium
The Greater Huntsville Section of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) is sponsoring a technical symposium (titled "Civil Space 2013") to discuss current challenges, opportu ... more
MISSILE DEFENSE

Dutch to send Patriot missiles to Turkey-Syria border
The Dutch cabinet on Friday gave the go-ahead to sending NATO Patriot missiles to Turkey to defend its border against Syria, along with a maximum 360 soldiers to operate them. ... more
AEROSPACE

Canada reconsidering F-35 fighter purchase: reports
Canada's government faced a storm of criticism Friday after a newspaper reported it was scrapping plans to buy US-made F-35 fighter aircraft because of rising costs. ... more
AEROSPACE

US agency chief seeks to ease airplane electronics ban
The head of the US agency that regulates telecommunications is calling for an easing of the ban on using mobile phones and other electronic devices on airplanes during takeoff and landing. ... more
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AEROSPACE

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